GOP split in House vs Senate

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    More wishful thinking.

    If we listened to the TEA party, we wouldn't be in this mess.
     
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    GOP in the senate should be ashamed voting for that garbage so they could get out of dc a week before christmas.
     
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    I've come to the conclusion that everyone can gripe about the Social Security problems but no one in Congress is ready to do anything about it. Dmocrats or Republicans nor the people at large. Everyone wants their cut of the action but not with their pennies.

    Time to stand up and be counted for the right way. No tax cut. NOt even for two months. People are going to depend on those checks. And those rich who won't depend on them should forgo them. They don't need them.
     
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    I agree.

    The thing that annoys me is that as soon as the Feds put in that tax cut on Social Security, Illinois (and I guess some other states) raised income taxes by a like amount. So I didn't even see the tax cut. One tax just replaced another.

    If social security is going broke and is not making ends meet, then this tax cut isn't really a good idea. So I'm glad the TEA are standing their ground on it.
     
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    The Teabaggers are not standing their ground for fiscal sanity. Were that the case, they would be insisting that the Clinton tax structure be reinstated. What they are standing for is taxing the working poor and middle class, but not the wealthy. And the rest of the Citizens know it.
     
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    Why are you upset about what the House and Senate do? The NDAA took all their power away.

    Wake the fuck up.
     
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    I would agree with this post only if the Tea Party would have emerged about four years earlier.
    I do agree with them in regards to cutting spending but I also agree with most economists that the lowering of the debt should include raising revenues.
    Looking at the way income has increased for the uber-wealthy and Corporate America while Main Street America has been left spinning their wheels going nowhere, relying on Main Street America to shoulder the debt is irresponsible.
    We are all Americans and all Americans share the responsibility of lowering the debt because all Americans benefited from the outrageous spending that caused the debt.
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    True. We'd be in a much, much worse mess.
     
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